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Wake Forest 3, Boston College 0: BC Postgame Quotables, And My Angry Reactions

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Can I even? No, I can't even.

Thank you, as always, to BCEagles.com for posting the postgame transcripts. Let's read through some of BC's postgame quotes and see how long it takes for my head to explode.

We start with the head coach's opening statement.

"Obviously it was a hard loss; the way it ended; the whole game; real tough. We're struggling offensively to move the football in any consistent fashion at all. We're very limited in what we can do right now. We're trying to hang in there and do the best that we can with where we are right now. It's just very, very disappointing."

Y'know, some people might rip saying we're limited in what we can do right now, but he's right, and I have no problem with that. However, we certainly did not do the best we can with where we are. Presumably that will be acknowledged later.

The next part of Addazio's opening statement is a hot mess. I'm going to post the whole thing then break it down.

"Obviously at the end we had 20-some odd seconds left there. We've got to take a shot at the endzone with what we do best with a yard and a half to go. We should be able to run a play and kill the clock. We had that sent in, run the play, kill the clock. If we don't get in kick the field goal. That's the right thing to do. They held him down in the pile. They wouldn't let him off the ground. He turned, he was trying on second effort to try to score on his own right there. With the second effort that time elapsed and they held him on the ground. We couldn't get the ball snapped, we were a half a tick too late. That's what happened. It's very frustrating. It's very upsetting but I certainly wouldn't do that any other way. There's no other way you can do that. We're not going to expose [the quarterback] any other way. We're not at the stage with him that we can start throwing the ball up at the last minute there. You've got a yard and a half. You've got to take your crack. We were actually starting to run the ball a little bit at that point in time towards the end of the game. We figured we would take a shot at it with total confidence that we would be able to spike the ball and kick the field goal."

OK, one thing at a time here. Let's start with what I don't have any problem with.

"We've got to take a shot at the endzone with what we do best with a yard and a half to go... We're not going to expose [the quarterback] any other way. We're not at the stage with him that we can start throwing the ball up at the last minute there. You've got a yard and a half. You've got to take your crack. We were actually starting to run the ball a little bit at that point in time towards the end of the game. We figured we would take a shot at it with total confidence that we would be able to spike the ball and kick the field goal."

This is entirely reasonable. BC is a running team. BC was at the 1 yard line. BC should have been able to stuff the ball in from that situation. They certainly should not have risked one of the freshman QBs turning the ball over. The general plan of trying to run then spiking it, I have no problem with.

"They held him down in the pile. They wouldn't let him off the ground. He turned, he was trying on second effort to try to score on his own right there. With the second effort that time elapsed and they held him on the ground. We couldn't get the ball snapped, we were a half a tick too late. That's what happened. It's very frustrating. It's very upsetting but I certainly wouldn't do that any other way. There's no other way you can do that."

Yikes. In that situation, Wake was right to try to hold BC down in the pile. It's up to the ref to set up the next play, not the opposing defense. You need to bake in enough time for that kind of shenaniganry when you're practicing game winning drives like this. You do practice these situations, right?

I understand that by "I wouldn't do that any other way," you mean running, and not the excessive huddling and general wasting of time that led to the failure at the end, but you really need to acknowledge those mistakes right out front.

At the end when they called the measurement we called another play with a spike at the end of that. We just couldn't get it operated quick enough. I don't remember exactly what it was, 23, 24, 26, it was somewhere in the 20s. You'd like to think that you could do that with 16 seconds left comfortably. Even some people will tell you, you can do that with 13 or 14 seconds left. I probably would not have taken a chance with that but at 20 something seconds we just had to do that...We had to take a shot at the goal line given the history of the field goals. We had to do that. There's nothing wrong with that sequence.

1. There were 29 seconds left when BC was huddling.

2. Can you please acknowledge the huddling and inability to execute a hurry up offense? I understand that "we are inexperienced" is supposed to sort of blanket cover that, but it would make me feel better to know you at least think that is a specific problem that needs to be solved.

"We're inexperienced. There's a lot of youth out there. Even when you're trying to lay things out exact as you can. It's young guys that have never been in these situations before. It's my job to grow this offense up. We tried to simplify it in the second half of the game, to dumb it all the way down so we could just run some basic, basic things to try to get some productivity."

Here's another quote that, on its face, is something I agree with, but you wouldn't know this is how Addazio feels based on what happened out on the field. I agree that the offense should be "dumbed down" to some basic things to make sure the young players can execute the game plan. HOW ARE YOU DUMBING THINGS DOWN AND RUNNING BASIC THINGS WHEN YOU ARE REPEATEDLY CHANGING YOUR QUARTERBACK IN THE MIDDLE OF A POTENTIAL GAME WINNING DRIVE?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OR FOR THE ENTIRE GAME, FOR THAT MATTER?!!!

OK thank you that felt good.

Now on to the defense:

"They're playing great. They're playing great. Relentless. We're healthy. We're experienced. We've got some older guys there who have played a lot of football. They're playing really good football right now."

We're sort of running out of superlatives to describe the defense.

It's nice to at least end on a happy note.

I'm going to go have another beer now. That's acceptable at this hour, right?